Jilin Province in 2015 officially implemented a ban plastic order” and became China’s first province with a comprehensive ban for plastic bags. The production and sale of non-degradable disposable plastic shopping bags and plastic cutlery has now become a habit, and offenders are sentenced to fines of 1,000 yuan up to 30,000 yuan. Biodegradable plastics production is now 60,000 t.”

China Bio news release, February 1, 2016